I was worried about the weather as the days before was a wet day, but when I woke up it was a blue sky day and looked like it was going to be perfect weather and all that rain meant it was going to be a steamy day. The Broadway chapel at woolloongabba is a very cute no denominational place where anyone can get married. One of the benefits is the groom has a place out the back of the chapel to get ready if needed which is what Matthew did, which make it very convenience for us photo and video people. But to start this day I met the boys at Vic Park to hit some golf balls. Back in the day I play off scratch so we had a great time not just filming but giving so golf lesson as well.
After this I drove the bottom of kangaroo cliff’s parked my car there are got an Uber to the Mantra on Quay in the city for Melissa prep. Both Melissa and Mathew are both very gentle souls noting was too much trouble and the day just flowed with no issues.
Once Mellissa was ready, I headed back to the chapel to set up for the ceremony. Most of these little places have a vantage point upstairs so I placed a camera up there to run through the entire ceremony. The ceremony when off without a hitch. My favourite ceremonies are when I get new and excited readings which I love hearing and I know I’m going to be using them in my films. I will say that you could just feel the love these two have for each other. You could feel the warmth from them. I think Matthew was pretty happy after the kiss when he did a fist pump!.
After the family photos and formalities were over we headed to Kangaroo cliff’s for the photo, we were a bit late getting there, so we only got the last few rays of sun. I did manage to get my drone out, which is a first for that location so I managed to get some great footage of the city.
River life is a great location for a wedding, it just logistically hard to get there with no close parking. But with so many great spots to shoot from it is worth the effect. So when I suggested to Melissa and Mathew about a walk along the board walk at night, they jumped at it. And the shots we got speak for themselves.
Speeches are so import to me for weddings as I do use a lot for my films and its always great to that heartfelt speeches from friends and families. And the groomsmen put on a real show.